I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
The teacher reminded us that Romes liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sellexactly our own history over again.
More quotes about Wisdom
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning’s greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.
The late M. Venizelos observed that in all her wars Englandhe should have said Britain, of coursealways wins one battlethe last.